Before Tommy and Kaitlyn left Dublin, their first stop, you might remember they went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral where Tommy left a note for Uncle Ben…(loved ones affected by war.)
Before they entered the cathedral they looked up and it appeared that Someone had lit a huge candle over the cathedral spilling glorious rays of light all over the building and entrance. A special sign, no doubt! Or as I would imply…a God Wink!
* This cathedral brought back some special memories for Honey! She said: “Good morning friend! …In your blog today I was touched by the picture of St. Patricks. I remember visiting the beautiful church in 1972 with Moma. You see my Grand Mom was christened in that church many many years ago. The picture brought back so many memories. Love to you.”
When Joanna King (our wedding flower decorator, friend, elementary art teacher to Tommy) saw this picture of the cathedral on Kaitlyn’s FACEBOOK she made this comment that made me pause.
What a profound and acute observation from a retired art teacher! I started thinking back on my own children’s drawings and now my grandchildren’s works and she is right…little children automatically add rays to life… to stick people, flowers…bright yellow sunny rays accompany their first attempts at drawing.
Eva Cate even adds rays around her own self-portraits or pictures sometimes of others. She adds the rays to indicate the happiness she senses from herself or others. Here’s two recent examples:
Very young children (up to 5-7 years of age) see auras naturally. Infants frequently look ABOVE a person in front of them. When they don’t like the color of the aura above the head, or if this color is much different from their parent’s aura, they cry, no matter how much smiling the person does.
Children have much cleaner and stronger auras than most of adults, who are usually completely enslaved by the materialistic world and suppress their Nature by following superficial examples. Older children, when questioned about auras, remember seeing them but since no one else seemed to notice or care…they soon stopped caring too. (Imaginative Children)
Adults, who are open to wider interpretations of nature and not restricted by their own peers, often speak of remembering seeing auras above their children, especially when they were small.
So is it any wonder that little children want to put rays of light on the sun and then add them to pictures in random fashion…because to them they appear naturally while they are happily involved in different artistic forms of self-expression.
So that is my “pause” for today. This is my first full day at Edisto and I decided before coming this time…that each of my days here would be open to the moment and not about deadlines…even with the blog post.
So I wrote down one “pause” moment for each day I am gone and that is all. When I return Saturday I will catch everyone up with memories of Edisto and Ireland! (I might be able to sneak in a few photos…if I can get a connection out.)
So until tomorrow…Enjoy this week! I plan to…!
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Ard na Sidehe (Hill of Fairies) where Tommy and Kaitlyn have been located the last two days is going to be hard to beat for the magical quality of the place….but Dingle is calling…and I hope the sun too!
*I am excited that our new Dingle couple is heading to Dingle today…just an overnight stop but hope it will be memorable and fun…I loved it.
Hope you find a warm Irish pub with wonderful old Irish ballads and songs…it sure made Anne’s and my stay there memorable!